A year ago, the city council voted to declare a curfew for all residents of Chinatown, the oldest part of Galverstyan, in a decision that many say will not only benefit the city’s reputation but also help the city maintain its cultural identity.
The council had been considering a curfew that would apply to all residents, including tourists, as part of an effort to curb the influx of mainland Chinese visitors who are often accompanied by a large Chinese community.
However, the council voted 6-3 in favor of an ordinance that would not require a curfew, instead allowing the city to enact a one-year moratorium on all activity and restrictions on all visitors.
The decision will affect more than 3,000 businesses in Chinatown, and the city has been bracing for a wave of Chinese visitors that is expected to hit the area between March and May, when the city hosts the Lunar New Year.
According to the Chinatown Business Improvement District, which has been running outreach events in the area, the influx is expected in the next few weeks.
The new ordinance was drafted with the support of the Chinatown Community Association, the City Council, and many of the city staff, said Councilman Luis Lopez, who sponsored the ordinance.
“They’re going to do their job.
They’re going see if there are any problems,” Lopez said.
“This is a really good time for us to have a good night’s sleep.
This is a good time to be relaxed.”
The city of Galvezyan, a predominantly Chinese city about an hour south of Houston, will have a curfew between 1 a.m. and 7 a.mi. and from 9 p.m., until 6 a.mea., from March 14 to May 6.
It will also be enforced in other parts of the town.
“It’s going to be a very strict curfew,” said Councilwoman Rebecca Johnson.
“I think it will be really, really tough on the business people.”
Lopez is the only council member who has not voted to support the curfew, but the council’s members were unanimous in supporting it.
“The goal here is to maintain the city as a cultural center and as a place to go and enjoy the outdoors,” Lopez told the Houston Chronicle.
“You’re not going to see the influx from the mainland that you’re going be seeing from Shanghai.
We’re not trying to get rid of it.”
The council has also approved an ordinance to allow businesses in Galvezya to close at 11 p., but only if they have no more than five employees.
The curfew will be enforced from 11 p:30 p. to midnight, with businesses that close at midnight being forced to pay $2,500 per day in fines.
The city’s Chinese community, which is comprised of about 150 people, has become increasingly frustrated with the Chinese community that has been allowed to congregate at Chinatown.
The Council of Asian Pacific Islander Citizens, which represents many Chinatown businesses, said that the city of Chinatown has taken away their business and the people they rely on.
“If you’ve been here for 20 years and you’re still having to deal with the same people, then I think that is a little bit of an issue,” said Kip Liao, who runs the Chinatown Chinatown Business Association.
“That’s the thing that is really bothering me about this, that is what it does to our community.
We have people that come from the U.S. and come to Chinatown every year and they just get left out.
It’s a little frustrating for us.”
The Chinatown Business Agency also spoke out against the city and its curfew.
“We feel like we have been ignored,” said Daniel Wu, who owns the Chinatown Chinese Market.
“When you’re the only one here, the only place that you can come to and make a living, and then they shut you out and don’t let you be out at all, it’s really, it really bothers us.”
In recent years, Chinatown’s population has grown from approximately 100,000 in the mid-1980s to more than 400,000 today.
The Chinese community in the city is concerned about a potential influx of Chinese tourists who come to the area during the Lunar year.
Liao said that he is concerned that Chinese tourists will start taking over the Chinatown area, which includes a large shopping center and the main tourist attractions of Galversky Plaza, Chinatown Plaza, and Chinatown Market.
According the city, the Chinatown community is comprised mostly of residents who are immigrants from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, as well as tourists from other parts to the region.
“What we have is a community that is very much tied to the Chinese culture and Chinese people,” said Lopez.
“In the Chinatown of Houston we’ve seen a lot of people from China who have come here, and it’s very upsetting.”
The Councilwoman Johnson also has concerns about the potential influx.
“A lot of Chinese people, especially tourists coming to Chinatown, are not even aware of what the curfew is